I call contemplation “full-access knowing”—not irrational, but pre-rational, rational, and trans-rational all at once. Contemplation refuses to be reductionistic. Contemplation is an exercise in keeping your heart and mind spaces open long enough for the mind to see other hidden material. It is content with the naked now and waits for futures given by God and grace. As such, a certain amount of love for an object and for myself must precede any full knowing of it. As the Dalai Lama says so insightfully, “A change of heart is always a change of mind.” You could say the reverse as well—a change of mind is also a change of heart. Eventually they both must change for us to see properly. [Richard Rohr, The Naked Now]
This particular reading has been really clarifying for me.
Sometimes it feels like one long day since I learned I have cancer. Though I intend to live each one fully and with JOY.
Perhaps it is more a story unfolding. One Day At A Time.
More and more it’s feeling like one angel handing me off to another.
I’m finally learning to Let Go. Just. Let. Go. In a deeper way than I ever dared try.
There’s much to BE said about BEing contemplative. Me?! I’m enJOYing the quiet of it…
I love you, Currie